Revista Gerencia y Políticas de Salud
Print version ISSN 1657-7027
RAMIREZ-RUIZ, Liliana and MARTINEZ-MARTINEZ, Oscar Alfonso. Factors Associated with Depression in Large Cities. The Case of Federal District in Mexico. Rev. Gerenc. Polit. Salud [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.20, pp. 111-120. ISSN 1657-7027.
This paper analyzes the influence of different variables have on people living in the Federal District and suffering from depression. The first hypothesis is oriented by international statistics to show that gender influences depression as variable, especially for females. The second hypothesis based on different theories shows a close relationship between income, age and poverty status on that condition. The results showed that income and age are important but not determinants of it, but education and gender were the most significant variables.
Keywords : depression; gender; public health; mental health; gender identity; somatic and psych sintomatology; sociological theory of knowledge; sociodemography; logistic regression.